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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 14, 2014

Earmon Allen

Earmon Allen, 81, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Huntsville Hospital. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, Tenn.

Beatrice Bailey

LaFAYETTE Beatrice Pike Bailey, 88, of Kingsport, Tenn., formerly of LaFayette, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. She was born on Sept. 14, 1925 and was the daughter of

Sgt. Wilbur Bowman

Sgt. Wilbur J. Bowman Sr., affectionately known to many as "Sarge", age 93, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at his residence. He served in the U.S. Army for 26 years, having retired in 1963.
Warren Thatcher Card, 83, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at his home. He was born on Dec. 19, 1930, to the late William J. Card and Louise Thatcher Card. He was
Dolores Rodgers Cathcart, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away at her home, Monday Jan. 13, 2014. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her infant son,
Ocea Lee Clark, 84, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at her home after a lengthy illness. She was educated in the Georgia School System. She joined Chandler Chapter Baptist Church at an early age and
Harold "Pee Wee" Cochran, 57, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Survivors: children, Harold Cochran, Toni Cochran, Mary Cochran; brothers, Robert Cochran, Terry Cochran; sisters, Linda Hunt, Deborah Price, Angie Dooley, Wanda Chaney; two grandchildren.
Bernice Lorena Stoner DeFriese, 90, departed this life for her home in Heaven on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, after a long illness. Affectionately known to many as "Bunny", she lived in Chattanooga all her life
Michael Desmond, 69, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at his residence. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, from the VFW in Fort Payne, Ala. Rainsville Funeral Home Inc.
William L. "Bill" Eubank, III, 73, died at his Hixson home on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. A native of Charlotte, NC, Mr. Eubank was the son of the late William L. and Madeline B. Eubank.

John Farley

John Lewis Farley, 69, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Survivors, wife, Linda Farley; children, Darold Dugger, Jon Farley, Jeffery Farley, Carol Farley, Susan Bryson, Christina Pierce, Mary Rice, Vera Rice; sisters, Nancy Marcum, Ruby
Carolyn Gentry ARMUCHEE Carolyn Geneva Gentry, 78, died January 12, 2014. Surviving: husband, James Gentry; children, James Edward Gentry, Patricia Ann Kee; brothers, James Cargle, Carlton Cargle; sister, Thelma Ruth Rench; eight grandchildren; 23
Robert Dawson Goza, 87, of Chattanooga, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. He was a member of Hickory Valley Community Church. He was preceded in death by his
Donia Michelle Graham, 44, of Chattanooga, died on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Harold McClure officiating. Entombment will

Ben Hollis

LaFAYETTE Benjamin Ray "Ben" Hollis, 71, Hixson, formerly of LaFayette, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Ruby Nell Hollis; sister, Sandra Hollis Wilson;

Blake Honea

Victor Blake "Bink" Miles Honea, 20, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Blake was a graduate of Sylvania High School and was preceded in death by his grandfather, Clyde Honea. Survivors include, mother, Lisa Harrell

Walter Jacks Jr.

Walter Ernest "Doney" Jacks Jr., 68, died Sunday, January 12, 2014, at his home. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester. Visitation
Earl L. Jackson, 80, of Hixson, went to join his Heavenly Father Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. He was a member of Red Bank Presbyterian Church. Earl was a veteran of the U.S. Army during

Mark Jacobs

Mark David Jacobs, 54, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Mark was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area and member of Elizabeth Lee United Methodist Church. He worked as a
Linda Craft Jenkins, 64, of Hixson passed on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson. 423-531-3975.

Charline Long

Charline "Granny" Long, 79, of Maryville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. She had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas for most of her life

Dolores Masengil

Dolores Price Masengil, 83, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at her residence. She was a native of Lookout Mountain, a lifetime resident of Englewood, and a daughter of the late Arle Franklin and

Mary McGee

Mary Ellen McGee, 43, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Huntsville Hospital. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in New Center Grove Cemetery, Franklin County,
Paul David McRoy, 56, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at Vanderbilt Hospital surrounded by his family. Funeral is 2 p.m. today in the chapel with Rev. David Stancil officiating and burial
Jeanette Mills Jeanette Mills, 62, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Lisa Boydston Mitchell, 50, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at her home. She was a 1981 graduate of East Ridge High School, she attended Erlanger Nursing School and she graduated
James Lee Moore Jr., 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announcedby Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Ph.D. Patricia Ann Niemczyk Ph.D. in Education, 77, of Hixson, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Feb. 5, 1936 to Leo and Virginia Paulus. Both preceded her in
Dorothy June Poovey, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Survivors: sisters, Mabel Poovey, Kathleen Poovey; brother, Cecil (Jane) Poovey; niece, Cecilia (Dion) Hudson; nephew, Mark Poovey. Funeral is 5 p.m. today, Jan. 15,
Katherine Danielle "Katie" Post, 18, of Soddy-Daisy, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Chattanooga. She was born May 20, 1995 in Fort Oglethorpe to Timmy and Deborah Keeney Post. She was preceded in death
Lelian "Winkie" Reece, U.S. Navy Korean War Veteran, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at the age of 81. Survivors include Joyce Reece, his beloved wife of 65 years; daughters, Karen Foster and Sally

John Scott

John Scott, 91, Rossville, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. He was a lifelong resident of Rossville and member of Edgewood Baptist Church. John was a veteran of the U.S.

Maxine Sexton

Edna Maxine Foster Sexton, 79, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. She was born in Catoosa County on March 2, 1934. Mrs. Sexton was a member
Virginia Shepich, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. She was born in Orlando, Fla., to the late Ruth and Joseph Scruton. She graduated from Spaulding High School in Rochester, N.H. and
Eva Jane Smith, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral: noon today at Rock Island Baptist Church with Rev. Ronald Cook as the eulogist. Burial: Highland Memorial

Jerry Gilliland Sr

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Jerry Edward Gilliland Sr., 69, died peacefully at his Nashville home Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, following a brave and lengthy battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his three children, Jerry E. "Jay" Gilliland Jr.,

Roger Walker

Roger Dale Walker, 60, died at his residence on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. He was employed by Gestamp of Chattanooga, and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle. He was preceded in

Raymonth Wallin

LaFAYETTE Mrs. Raymoth Huggins Bowman Wallin, 86, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Former member of LaFayette Church of Christ, and a current member of the Subligna Road Church of Christ. Preceded in

Roy Wilson

Roy Lee Wilson, 81, of the Idlewild community near Athens, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. A native of Meigs County and longtime resident of McMinn County he was a son

In MemoryIna Sprallings

Jan. 14, 1948-Aug. 25, 2005 Happy Birthday From family and friends

In MemoryMarcus Williams

Two parents miss a son, three daughters miss a dad, five siblings and we all miss the time we never had seven years later and our hearts at times get sad. Destiny, Mashala,
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